Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has unveiled plans to establish a dedicated center for elderly citizens in the region. During his New Year statewide address, he highlighted the multifaceted facility, which will include a hospital, library, supermarkets, and various amenities tailored to enhance the well-being of the elderly.
The initiative stems from a recognition of the invaluable contributions made by seniors to the state’s development, emphasizing the importance of honoring them while they are still alive.
In addition to the elder care initiative, Governor Eno outlined strategic projects aimed at bolstering the state’s economic landscape. Among these is the proposal to construct an international market in Ikot Ekpene local government area.
The governor envisions this market as a catalyst for economic growth, reducing production costs for young entrepreneurs who typically travel for raw materials. Eno is resolute in ensuring the timely commencement of this project within the first half of the year.
Governor Eno also provided a comprehensive overview of his administration’s achievements during his seven months in office. One notable focus is the directive for an operational audit of the Ibom Power Plant, with the goal of optimizing its functionality for the benefit of Akwa Ibom’s populace.
Recognizing the pivotal role of adequate power in fostering economic growth, Eno expressed confidence that such measures would empower local entrepreneurs and contribute to overall economic improvement. He extended gratitude to the legislature and judiciary for their collaborative efforts in delivering democratic dividends to the people, urging them to continue their steadfast support.
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